Episode 97:

Leadership Growth


What You Will Learn:

  • How Greenpal has since scaled to include every major city in the United States, with over $20 million in annual revenue and more than 300,000 customers
  • How Bryan got into the lawn care industry by starting a landscaping company while he was in high school, and how he grew that company into a multimillion dollar business
  • What challenges Bryan faced and key lessons he learned on his journey to grow his first business into a massive success, and why his own leadership growth was key
  • How starting Greenpal was a different experience for Bryan that required him to “reinvent the wheel” by creating a unique business model
  • Why it is vital for seven figure business owners to find time to work on the parts of their business that are “important but not urgent” in order to grow
  • Bryan shares a helpful hack that can allow you to bring in “fractional” high level leaders to help you move the needle for your organization more quickly
  • How Bryan grew out his leadership team while also working on his own leadership growth, and why learning to level up his leadership was crucial for scaling Greenpal
  • Why Bryan felt the need to work on developing his own skills and leadership growth for a year before he began filling in his leadership team
  • How Bryan realized the business wasn’t about himself but about the team he leads, and how that opened up a new level of fun and empowerment
  • Why the highs and lows of running a business are all invaluable experiences that “force you to level up” your leadership growth, especially the lows and difficult experiences

About Bryan Clayton:

Bryan Clayton is CEO and cofounder of GreenPal, an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the Uber for lawn care by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day.

Before starting GreenPal Bryan Clayton founded Peachtree Inc., one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee, growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013.

Bryan’s interests and expertise are related to entrepreneurialism, small business growth, marketing and bootstrapping businesses from zero revenue to profitability and exit.


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